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Constable in the Dale

(Constable Nick Mystery #5)

4.09  ·  Rating details ·  65 ratings  ·  9 reviews
To an untrained eye, the villages of rural Yorkshire may seem quiet enough but, as he patrols his beat on foot or on his trusty Francis Barnett motorcycle, young PC Nick is privy to many an unfolding drama. He is on hand to help out when Aidensfield decides to enter the Best Kept Village competition and finds itself the victim of a dirty tricks campaign by its rivals. Then ...more
Paperback, 234 pages
Published October 6th 2008 by Accent Press (UK) (first published September 12th 1996)
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Oct 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book so much that I've bought them from the beginning, lovely glimpse into the past of country life. Very much reminds me of being little!
Ernest Godfrey

Lovely for a change not to read about serial killers world domination Armageddon but instead "an ordinary tale of countrywide" to coin a phrase. Not sure if a policeman should exceed his duties so often or so flagrantly but still such is life. Loved the setting which is where I moved to on retirement just outside Thirsk. The Thirsk Mart which is where the livestock are auctioned is a fact and mention of Northallerton and Stokesley are home to me. In brief a pleasant days reading.
Deb Marra-Yurek
Old-fashioned Stories

Not my usual type of book to read. A lot of small short stories that are not truly mysteries. They are more like little innocent, sweet recollections of everyday life in a little village as told by a country policeman. It was a very different read for me. Not as expected; but a nice change of pace.
Paula Corregan
Jan 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Good book!

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It described interactions between fictional Constable Nicholas Rhea and the public he served in and around his Aidensfield, Yorkshire beat. The descriptions were humorous and witty. I highly recommend it to other mystery readers.
Sandy Shin
Jul 31, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: cosy-mysteries
Small, scattered tales in series. No brain work requires and no common thread to keep my interest. The Harriett books had humor and recurring, likable characters
David Baird
Jan 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

A well paced read with lots of interesting personal interaction. This book continues the high standards of the earlier books in the series.
Crystal Cornell
May 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
More Great Stories

So glad I found this author's books. Lovely, funny sweet stories. Very heartwarming too! There are always some good words of wisdom also.
Jun 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The second Heartbeat book I've read so far, and such fun it was too. Packed with properly funny, charming stories about the life of PC Nick Rhea in and around Aidensfield. Well worth a read.
Apr 08, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
There are a few 'mysteries' in this, but truly it consists of charming stories in the Yorkshire countryside. I really enjoyed this book. Constable Nick is a very wise and capable man.
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